3 years ago

Three years ago, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.

And right around this time, he stepped onstage in Chicago to address the American people for the first time as President-elect.

A lot has happened since that night in Grant Park.

But to win in 2012, we’ll need a grassroots campaign that’s even stronger than the last, and we can’t afford to wait to get started.

Here’s what the President said three years ago tonight:

“Even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime. … The road ahead will be long; our climb will be steep; we may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there. … but there’s so much more to do.”

Everyone should be proud of what we’ve accomplished since then, but as the President said, there’s so much more to do. What happens on November 6th, 2012, is up to us.

Watch the video here:




Jim Messina
Campaign Manager


What will be on my election ballot Nov. 8?

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Alan Grayson …

Alan Grayson gets it.

When he was in Congress, he was a strong voice for progressive reform. When other representatives caved to Republican tactics, Grayson stood with us.

We need Alan Grayson back in Congress in 2012. Now, more than ever, we need a progressive hero like Alan Grayson who will bring our message and our cause back to DC.

Need more proof? During his recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, Alan Grayson laid into critics and explained some of the key motivations driving the Occupy Wall Street movement. He’s ready to stand up for the 99%. Are we ready to stand up for him?


Republicans will do everything they can to stop Grayson from winning his seat back, but we can beat them. Grayson has set a goal of raising $100,000 by midnight tonight — one year away from Election Day in 2012 — and DFA members are going to help him get there.

Please contribute $10 right now.

Alan Grayson will keep telling truth to power and represent progressives in Congress, but only if we deliver the resources to win.

Thank you for everything you do.


Charles Chamberlain, Political Director
Democracy for America

a message from … Jeremy Bird, BarackObama.com

Exactly one year ago, millions of Americans will head to polling places all around the country.

We’ve been reminding you of that a lot lately because so much is at stake.

And it’s time to kick up our organizing efforts, no matter where you live.

Today, we’re rolling out an interactive campaign calendar that’s going to play a crucial role in keeping us all looped in on the organizing we’re doing. It’s got it all — from upcoming primaries and debates to neighborhood canvasses and trainings happening in your community.

We’ll be updating this calendar regularly — and you’ll know about changes as soon as we do, because it can sync with your Outlook and Google calendars online. So important campaign dates, like the last day you can register to vote where you live, will be in the same place with your all your other to-dos.

If you want to be a part of all the building we’re going to do together in the next year, let us know by making a commitment to volunteer in this campaign — then download the calendar to stay in the loop. www.BarackObama.com

Here’s what I think is really cool about this calendar: It doesn’t just keep you up to date on the campaign’s day-to-day activities. It actually maps out our organizing for the next 12 months — lets you know what phase we’re currently in, what that means for your community, and how the work we’re all doing is connected to the bigger picture.

Right now, we’re in the team-building phase — honing in on growing neighborhood teams of supporters in communities across the country. This is the phase that lays the foundation for the four phases to come. Click on one of the links in this message, and have a look for yourself.

When you do, you’ll see a number — 365 — the number of days we have to build teams and reach out to voters between now and Election Day. That time is a gift — but only if we use it. Let’s go.

Commit to volunteer for 2012, and stay up to date by downloading our new interactive calendar:




Jeremy Bird
National Field Director
Obama for America

Congress: the Republican led House – the Senate considers H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act

The Senate Convenes at 2:00pmET November 7, 2011


  • Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for 10 minutes each.
  • Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act with 30 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between Senators Baucus and Hatch or their designees.
  • At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will conduct a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5pm. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act, with 30 minutes for debate equally divided. At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674.

5:32pm The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.674, the 3% Withholding Repeal and Job Creation Act; Invoked: 94-1


Adopted S.Res.312, commending Girl Scouts of the USA on the special occasion of its 52nd annual convention.

Adopted S.Res.313, congratulating the University of Washington on its sesquicentennial and recognizing the contributions of the University of Washington to the State of Washington and the United States.

Rule 14: H.R.2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act

Rule 14: H.R.2940, Access to Capital for Job Creators Act


Confirmed Calendar #465 Irvin Charles McCullough III – to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence





. -The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on November 10, 2011.10:01:08 A.M. -Today’s prayer was offered by Reverend Dr. Alan Keiran, Office of the United States Senate Chaplain10:01:01 A.M. -The Speaker designated the Honorable Fred S. Upton to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.10:00:34 A.M. -The House convened, starting a new legislative day.